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Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs

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Job Duties

As a direct report to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research, the Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs (AVPRSP) leads and manages the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The AVPRSP oversees all University policies and procedures relating to research, including external grant and contract proposal development, grant and contract administration; research and regulatory compliance; internal research award programs; intellectual property issues; technology transfer; and economic development. The AVPRSP has principal responsibility to lead, stimulate, and nurture the culture of and capacity for knowledge creation and discovery and is expected to find and encourage new funding opportunities for faculty that are consistent with the mission of the University. The AVPRSP will facilitate the establishment of multidisciplinary teams pursuing and supporting funding opportunities. The successful candidate will work to develop and implement a process for translating research results to commercial products. The AVPRSP provides leadership in increasing total research funding and expanding the University's reputation as a premier innovation center in the region. The AVPRSP serves as University liaison to external public and private grant and contract funding agencies, and seeks and manages externally funded University-wide projects as appropriate. The AVPRSP provides leadership in developing institution-wide projects focused on promoting student success, and identifying appropriate funding sources. The AVPRSP initiates and implements special projects at the request of the Provost; performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Earned doctorate from an accredited university. Qualification for a faculty appointment at an advanced rank within one of the departments of the University. Significant administrative experience leading a sponsored programs office in
• a university, industry or government environment and experience at an institution of higher education, in both pre-and post-award is desirable. The ability to effectively engage a broad range of internal and external constituencies, and a proven record of promoting research and research partnerships is required. Experience in leadership building and strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution is preferred. Extensive knowledge about federal and state funding opportunities and trends, national and international research organizations, faculty fellowship programs, institutional partnerships, and research collaborations. Extensive knowledge about university research environments and infrastructure, current trends in technology transfer, and current federal and state research compliance regulations, policies, and practices. Proven ability to promote a working environment that rewards new ideas and innovation, builds collaborations, encourages teamwork, and promotes diversity. A record of scholarly, creative, applied and/or professional accomplishments; university teaching experience desirable. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others including building multidisciplinary research teams. Effective written and oral communications skills. Record of successfully planning, managing budgets, and administering significant grants and contracts.

Institution Description

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.


The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Application Due Date: 2020-12-31
Job Start Date: 2019-11-19
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Northridge
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: California State University, Northridge
Reports To: Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

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